Final Self Promotion Box design #1
This mock up came out really well. it stands out as a piece of self promotion i hope to find some stickers when sending this out like very clear circle ones to close the box & seal it.
Variety of photographic shots of my self promotion piece. I will now cut a couple of these out and place on my presentation sheet for my finals.
Created a lovely stationary set featuring a CV, Cover letter, Business Cards (& a couple badges and pencils/rubber.) Really nice mock up.
Joanne recommended that i used my typeface as my logo. I’m not personally a fan of it and feel it just doesn’t suit the diamond or fit properly on the box square without removing the background. So i’m not placing this on the actual box as i have My name in this typeface already and with the box im going ahead with my logo Even with Joanne’s advice im going with my personal preference and placing my logo on there. Even if the logo doesn’t suit the multifaceted look for some of the branding im keeping the logo on my cv/cover letter.
Created my box and finished the net only problem forgot to turn some of the type but i can fix that now :)
I think it has come out very well and the diamond fits in perfectly might enlarge it slightly on the a4 & i will do a final version on good quality stock at university tomorrow I think the concept stands out really well now i will also attempt to fit in my business card in there or if not that a message. and stick it to the bottom part of the cardboard something along the lines of im a diamond in the rough or a cut above the rest as i want that message in there as its a mini concept inside the multifaceted.
Although i edited my Cv/cover letter a fair bit its the only thing i kinda forget to develop screenshots of which is my own fault i did have the idea of using icons in the thing i love section but decided to just have a small couple paragraphs instead. I was getting bugged on the layout of such things and it was time consuming.
anyway so far here is what my cv/cover letter looks like side by side. I can tell they will slightly change with feedback from tutors which may help & notice various things i did notice the section between work experience was a tight via the leading so im going to edit that now beforehand.
They are really nice and simple my logo looks a bit meh on the cv one as the negative space feels a bit off will see how i can improve that but it looks okay either way to myself.
Now i have a style i can use I’m begging to design the box that will display my multifaceted talents and list things about my self on the sides. So i began with a plain net! of a Box.
Really simple i created the outlines shown above from a small pixelated net. I then decided to colour the flaps into a variety of colours from my blue palette on my typeface to keep it in line with the self promotion branding i have so far.
I Attempted to place the vector me on the middle section, i have to admit im going to scrap this idea from my sketchbook it’s overcomplicated and would need lots of work to make it presentable and it still may not suit the box net.
After this i decided why not stick my logo nice and bold in the middle only problem was i want to have some diamond pattern on there. I had a attempt of a business cars with a black circle with my logo in white in the middle and attempted it on here. Surprisingly it works amazing in my opinion nice & bold and stands out.
From this i decided on the very top of the box which is the square at the bottom with the cyan blue tab would contain the message of my multifacted talents. using my avante wired typeface i lined it up inside a confined width and had the type resized for each word to fit in. The only problem is the word “THE” is a bit small i may have to come back to making it not seem so plain and negative but for now it looks fine.
I Then Decided to carry on with the diamond shape and just have the information the sides so i filled in the diamond pattern inside and went from there.
It started to take form nicely now this box and was close to being printed to create it by hand. I was looking forward to seeing the outcome. I decided to fill in the blank boxes with information but only problem is i didn’t really want them plain white. Not sure of what to put in the second part either.
I may use my typeface and just place a couple of words on each box. It may work better so i will test this later on!
decided to attempt a simple self portrait (face only) of myself but multifaceted i was thinking of placing this on the box that holds my diamond. So i began making lineart in illustrator the blending it together clipping masking in the pattern on a4 i made and creating a floating head.
Although it looks cool and interesting it seems a bit to abstract i will get feedback on this whether or not i should use it. I did apply it to the business card front and it does blend in interestingly enough but i think im going to keep the two sided vertical business card i like the look the most.
So experimental wise it didn’t work as i had hoped and i may just ditch it all together but again feedback is key on these strange things sometimes.
I began by creating the horizontal half n half one sided sketch in indesign using a 4 column grid just for comfort on the grid. Cut half the pattern and placed horizontally.
I Then filled in More of this layout and placed the information to the right of it, it has a nice balance and does look interesting and unique. This could work really well as its clean cut i could even have an interesting effect of cutting off part of the left side to make it jagged to show im rough around the edges possibily.
Again im keep the avante garde font, it suits me & it matches the avante Wired typeface i will be using. Will experiment again more layout’s and then narrow it down.
Flipped the order and created a concept of the possible idea of jagged edge on the business card